Earlier in 2011 Brad and I paid a whirlwind trip to Abu Camp, now run by Wilderness Safaris. The camp had just been revamped and was looking extremely fabulous. The last time I had been there was 8 years ago when I was pregnant (unknown to me) with Rio, so I was really looking forward to going back.
It was a working trip and very short, so we didn’t have much time to play or get the kids used to being around the eles as much as we would have liked to. Since our visit Wilderness Safaris (who have taken over the management of the camp) have done away with the usual protocol of chaining the elephants when in the boma. The transition has apparently gone very smoothly, putting many people’s minds at ease. There has also been another baby born to the herd since we were there. Definitely time to go back.